Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo helped Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo helped Manchester United to defeat Arsenal

Manchester United made their way through the FA Cup fifth round with a magical victory against Arsenal. And, their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals that the legendary former Red Devils players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney inspired them to win the match against their Premier League rival.

Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial, and Jesse Lingard scored in the Red Devils jersey to seal their 3-1 victory against the Unai Emery’s men. And with that win at the FA Cup, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also sealed his eighth consecutive victory this season after he took the charge of Manchester United following the departure of Jose Mournho.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the Manchester United Squad

Cristiano Ronaldo spent his time at Old Trafford from 2003 to 2009 after legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson spotted him from Sporting CP. He then opted for his transfer to La Liga side Real Madrid where he won numerous trophies. The Portuguese legend then joined the Italian side Juventus and already secured the Suppercoppa Italiana title this season.

Manchester United, on the other hand, has faced a lot of trouble this season under the management of Jose Mourinho. Besides poor strategy, many football pundits also blamed Mourinho for his deteriorating relationship with star players like Paul Pogba. However, since Solskjaer took the charge of the team, they scored 22 goals while conceding just five.

Cristiano Ronaldo with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez

While talking about their win and the strategy behind it, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said “Today we looked more like a proper team. We looked more structured,” and then added “We’d worked hard at defending and counter-attacking. Counter-attacking is classic Manchester United – There are so many examples of that vs Arsenal – Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ji Sung Park and we showed them those videos.”

The manager then said, “It’s easy to get excited and talk about the future but we need to just keep working and think about the next game.” He then further added “We had to dig deep. The attitude and work-rate was important. Towards the end it was comfortable but not during the 90 minutes.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s performances for Manchester United